Rumi Nagashima was born in 1984 in Higashi-Koganei, a suburb of Tokyo, Japan. At the time of the Global Lives Project shoot, she was about to graduate from Atomi University with a degree in Management Studies, and had a job lined-up with Fujitsu as a systems engineer. Due to an accident in 2005, she lost the use of her right leg. Although Rumi can walk, she still uses a wheelchair to travel long distances. She has served as a Girl Scout mentor and has also lobbied towards the development of barrier-free cities that increase accessibility for the physically challenged.
This video was produced by Irene Herrera, Ron Carr, Andreina Lairet, Nobuhiro Awata, Helio Ishii, Claudianna Blanco, Kiyomi Nakai, Wakako Iguchi, Mariko Nagaba, Chieko Kato, Erika Aragon, Simone Goldsmith, Mike Olsen, Jon Jameson, Sakura Ono, Samson Yee, Tiffany Wang, Yumi Garcia, and Dos Santos.
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